When I heard about Harper Ganesvoort’s blog challenge, “fictional characters from your favorite books” in my heart I knew right away that I had to find a way to portray Jane Austen’s Emma.
Most people know that I am a huge Jane Austen fan and Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. However, there’s something about Emma Woodhouse that always resonated with me. I think it’s because she’s flawed and reminds me so much of myself. She’s a bit immature, quite naive, so stubborn and very attached to her father.
A few months back I took this test, “Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You?” and I really wasn’t so surprised when the results turned out to be: Emma: “You are Emma Woodhouse of Emma! You like being the queen of your social circle (small and provincial as it may be), and feel it’s your duty to help those less influential than you. You often meddle in the affairs of others, though you do it with a pure heart. You are often deluded in your flights of fancy, but your good intentions and creative spirit make you someone anyone could like.”
I don’t know if much of that is true about me, but I will say that with age I’ve gotten wiser and much less of a meddler. But, at least it was always with good intentions.
I think y’all should do this challenge too. The most difficult thing was finding the right dress. I was trying to find something similar to the one Gwyneth Paltrow is wearing in this picture. I know it’s not exactly the same, but it was still fun trying to get the look.
I recently discovered the BBC version of Emma. I’ve never seen that one and I hear it’s very good. I’m trying to get my hands on the DVD, can’t wait to see how close it is to the book.
I hope you guys also do this challenge, I think it can be a lot of fun and something a bit different than the standard fashion posts.
*Skin: -Glam Affair- Amelie Light – Bl – Clean by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh (Desert Dawn, w4) by Arkesh Baral
*Hair: [Shag] – Pretty Please – bombshell by Sebastien Aries
Necklace: lassitude & ennui Ophelia Cameo pendant by Jackal Ennui
*Ring: Zaara : pearl cluster ring by Zaara Kohime
Dress: [Kouse’s Sanctum] Glimmer – Gown – Snowy Gold by Kouse Singh
Umbrella: ::TGIS:: Dahlia Blanc Parasol Sheer [Whipped Cream] by Freya Olivieri
Pose: Storin (no longer available)
Location: Wanderstill Ode
Hair Fair is still about a month away but I wanted to blog about it now for two reasons: the hair fair contest and bandana day. Every year the Hair Fair organizers hold this official hair fair contest with amazing prizes. I always try to enter because it’s so much fun. This year however, I […] Continue reading →
Photo by Nathan Chaffe As promised in my post yesterday, the first image you see in this post was created by the talented Mr. Chaffe. When he first sent it to me, I gasped out loud. I absolutely love his work and I am so honored and thankful that he took the time to shoot […] Continue reading →
Before I get into the two pose huds and why you may need them, I just want to share a few things about what I’m wearing. The poncho and jeans are both mesh. The poncho is from DECOmpose. There’s also a mens version of this poncho which you can see the sexy Carthalis wearing in […] Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Linden Lab® to create an image with a music theme. I wasn’t sure exactly what to do. Then I remembered this adorable pose I had from Olive Juice and asked Mr. Prad Prathivi to come sit with me. I think this is one of my most favorite […] Continue reading →
oh hi, I’m back from my vacation and I thought I’d try out this blogging thing again. Although I do admit that I am kinda over fashion blogging. I’m thinking of just sticking to blogging random gibberish, social media and my naked pixels. So yeah, I think I will…maybe, I dunno…I’ll think about it. Oh […] Continue reading →
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Photography by the talented and handsome Sebastien Aries. So I totally stole this off Mr. Aries’ flickr because I LOVE how “AMAZE” it turned out! (There you go Sebastien, didn’t think I would blog that word, did ya? :P) Anyhow, this hair is fabulous and it’s only L$75 right now per color pack. My favorite […] Continue reading →
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Yesterday I blogged a new skin by Glam Affair by the name of Monica, today I’d like to show you a different side of Monika alongside another new skin by Glam Affair called Sakura. This stunning Sakura skin, which my alt is wearing in the first picture and also in the second picture (on the […] Continue reading →
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Moxie means the ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage and what better way to do that while wearing shoes that will leave an incredible impact. These new maitreya shoes have left me speechless. I love all of the colors and patterns they come in. Check out my favorite blogger Sasy Scarborough stylin them […] Continue reading →
This week’s challenge: Romance! What personifies romance to you? It can be anything, anyone or even just the mood. I think pearls are the single most romantic accessory a girl can own. When I put on that perfect pearl necklace, I feel as if I am ready to be swept off my feet. Pearls remind […] Continue reading →
This weekend has been great for new releases, especially in hair! I’ve always found Shag hair to be incredibly sexy, I love their textures. This new updo from them has become one of my favorites. They’ve had a few hair releases this week though, so the updo is not all you’ll find. This version of […] Continue reading →
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